Happy New Year!
December 29, 2017
The Masonic year is in full swing but the calendar year has reset and the Valley of Boston wishes all of our Brethren a happy and healthy 2018!
 
The changing of the calendar is often a time of looking back. Looking at all that we have accomplished over the past year, and looking at all of the highs and lows that come with those accomplishments. However, the New Year is also a time of looking forward, and making resolutions to try and better yourself over the next year!

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2018 Dues and Diplomas!
December 28, 2017

There are several items in the works that we want to share with you as you spend time with family and friends. Please take some time to read about dues, diplomas, and more:

 

Dues: Dues bills for 2018 were mailed in the middle of December. Remember that the annual paper membership cards were phased out in 2011 in favor of a permanent, plastic card. If you are missing your plastic membership card, make sure to reach out for a replacement. To make it easier for everyone in to…

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A Message from the Secretary
December 21, 2017

Season’s Greetings!

Here we are in December, the 2017 year at an end.  Not so in the Valley of Boston where much is happening as we are in the middle of our Scottish Rite year. Our Family Life Committee is in high gear planning future events which will include Old Ironsides, professional sports, and good old fashion fun.  These are just some of the things in the works.
 
Our Membership Committee is promoting participation in the local Blue Lodges, and I hope you also encoura…

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Strawbery Banke was a Success!
Written by Bro. Wallie Hawkins
December 20, 2017
It was a snowy and festive evening for a Candlelight Stroll when 130 Scottish Rite members and guests checked into Strawbery Banke with their family's. They were welcomed by my wife Diane, Cappy, and myself at a designated table located outside the VIP entrance. In addition to their tickets, guests received Scottish Rite scarves, tin lanterns, jingle bell bracelets for the children, a map of the grounds, and a list of the evening's festivities. These events included Christmas Carolers, Ice Sk…

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Valley Man Elected Senior Grand Warden
December 19, 2017
Fred A. Dobson accepts his election as 2018 Senior Grand Warden for the Massachusetts Freemasons.The Valley of Boston is pleased to announce that a member of our Valley was elected to serve the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts at the December Quarterly. On December 13, Brother Fred A. Dobson, Jr., 32°, was elected to serve as Senior Grand Warden! Brother Dobson joined John Hancock Lodge in Methuen, Massachusetts in January of 2009. He served John Hancock Lodge as Worshipful Master from 2012 until 2014, and as the District Deputy Grand Master for the 11th Masonic District from 2015 …

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Scottish Rite in LEGOs
December 11, 2017
House of the Temple.JPGScottish Rite, and Freemasonry in general, has always had a rich tradition of fantastic feats of architecture in both our buildings and our monuments. However, the fraternity is now on the brink of completing one of the most important architectural accomplishments: being immortalized in a LEGO set! The world famous LEGO company currently has a petition on their website to create a LEGO model set of the House of the Temple in Washington D.C.! 
 
A scale model of the House of the Temple…

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Upcoming Events

Photos from the Fall Class Part 2!
January 08, 2018 to January 31, 2018
The Valley of Boston finished their Fall Class late last month with our second degree day on November 18. The day was a stunning success with performances by Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix and Massachusetts Consistory. That morning we welcomed a new class of members to the Valley of Boston! We want to congratulate our newest brethren on taking this new masonic step and welcome them most heartily to the Valley. If you were not able to attend the degree day on November 18, feel free to...

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